CEP Program


Continuing Education Program 

The AALA adopted a voluntary Continuing Education Program in 2006, the program became mandatory in 2010 during the implementation of Protection of Title. 

Program Overview


Continuing Education Program Sub-committee 

  • Doriena Hassett
  • Andrea Kennedy
  • Kristin Grimard
  • Rick Gendron
  • Stan Siemens
  • Cathy Sears

List of AALA Approved Education Providers (Category 4)

Landscape Architecture Organizations

  • Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) and Component Provincial Associations (BCSLA, SSLA, MALA, OALA, etc.)
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) - including any content by approved LA CES 
  • Council of Landscape Architectural Boards (CLARB)

Allied Agencies

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association and Component Provincial Associations (ARPA, BCRPA, etc)
    • Canadian Playground Safety Institute
  • Landscape Alberta (LANTA),  Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), and national chapters.
  • Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel (AARFP)

Government and Government Accredited Programs

  • Any content provided by a government-accredited University, which is not given formal academic credit, I.e.
    • Design Matters Series in Calgary
    • NAIT Webinars
    • non-credit Extension courses

Other Programs/Organizations

  • Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership Society
  • BILD Calgary
  • Canadian Playground Safety Institute
  • Synthetic Turf Council
  • Sports Turf Canada

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What Year am I submitting?
  • Activities from a given year (i.e. activities done in 2017) belong on your 2017 PDU Statement.
  1. Do I have to submit my Self-directed Worksheet?
  • ONLY if you are being audited
  1. What if I am short PDUs last year?
  • You need to maintain 10/year average over each 3-year window
  • so you will want to get extra in the current year to make up the difference.
  1. Where can I find resources to earn PDUs?
  • Check out these lists of ways to earn continuing education credits (PDUs) from the OALA and BCSLA.

PDU list - OALA's 80 ways to earn CE.pdf

PDU List - BCSLA's 151 ways to get CE Credits.pdf

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